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My Perfect Weekend: Rebeca Acosta

New York street interviews: We ask New Yorkers what they like to do on their days off

Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

Rebeca Acosta, 25
Apprentice candy maker
Crown Heights, Brooklyn


“Karaoke at the Green Room at New World Stages(340 W 50th St between Eighth and Ninth Aves; 646-507-5277, newworldstages.com) is really fun. There are all these guys from Broadway that come and sing, so everyone’s amazing. My favorite song to do is Shania Twain’s ‘Man! I Feel Like a Woman!’ ”

Photograph: Wendy Connett

“I love going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art(1000 Fifth Ave at 82nd St; 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org) with my college friends. I love the marble sculptures in the American Wing. I can see the time that went into every piece. You have to be such a perfectionist to carve stone. I want to get to that level one day.”

Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Fire Proof East

“Brunch at Brooklyn Fire Proof East(119 Ingraham St at Porter Ave, Bushwick, Brooklyn; 347-223-4211, brooklynfireproofeast.com) is always really good. I like it because it’s a weird, out-of-the-way place, it’s never crowded, and it’s really inexpensive. It’s always, like, $5 for the meal.”

Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

“I just got a new job as an apprentice at a candy store called Papabubble (380 Broome St between Mott and Mulberry Sts; 212-966-2599, pappabubbleny.com), so I’m learning how to make candy. I’m going to be making candy sculptures! I’m a sculptor originally—I went to art school at SUNY Purchase in Westchester—so I’m trying this out. I have a lot of thoughts about what kind of sculptures I’m going to do. I like making creatures and monsters, so I want to start there and see where I can go.”

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